Updating vmware tools without reboot
Virtual Machine Capabilities Active Directory Integration You can join v Sphere ESXi hosts to your Active Directory domain.Once added, Active Directory handles user authentication and removes the need to create local user accounts on each host.Through the v Sphere Client or the Web Client, you can view the hardware status of any v Sphere host in your environment, thus providing a single view of the physical and virtual health of your systems.You can also set v Center Server alarms to be triggered on certain hardware events, such as temperature or power failure and warning states.If there is a problem with the update, or if the administrator wishes to revert to the prior image, the host is simply rebooted again, at which time the administrator can interrupt the boot process by simultaneously holding the “shift” and “R” key to instruct the host to use the image that was in place prior to the update. ESXi Installer, scripted installations and network based installation use PXE.These scripts run locally on the v Sphere host and can perform various tasks such as configuring the host’s virtual networking and joining it to VMware v Center Server v Sphere ESXi supports installing to a local hard disk, FC, i SCSI, or FCo E LUN, USB/SD as well as network boot via PXE.Users and groups can be assigned full administrative privileges.There's no need to share access or a common super user account in order to perform administrative tasks.
v Sphere ESXi uses an agentless approach to hardware monitoring and system management with an API-based partner integration model.
Management tasks are on remote command lines with the v Sphere Command Line Interface (v CLI) and Power CLI, which uses Windows Power Shell cmdlets and scripts for automated management.
Improved Security Improved role-based access and control eliminates the dependency on a shared root account.
Centralized Management of Host Image and Configuration via Auto Deploy Stateless Firewall v Sphere ESXi features a service-oriented and stateless firewall, which you can configure using the v Sphere client or at the command line with ESXCLI.
The firewall engine allows administrators to define port rules for services.